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Quantifying Near-Wall Plumes in the Presence of Shear in Turbulent Convection

Published in Begell House
Pages: 1019 - 1024

We study the effect of shear on the line plumes in turbulent mixed convection (MC) and Rayleigh Bénard convection (RBC) for a decade range of near-wall Rayleigh numbers (2.3 × 106Raw ≤ 2.17 × 109) and shear Reynolds numbers (802 ≤ Re ≤ 15000) for a Prandtl number range of 0.7 ≤ Pr ≤ 10.1 in air and water. Plumes are visualised in mixed convection in air by smoke while the plumes in RBC in water are detected from the planar PIV fields using the horizontal divergence criteria [Vipin K. and Puthenveettil B. A., ExHFT-8, Lisbon, 2013]. In addition to our planforms we measure the plume spacings from the planforms of Gilpin et al. [J. Heat Transfer 100, 71 (1978)], Pirozzoli et al. [J. Fluid Mech. 821, 482 (2017)] and by Blass et al. [arXiv:1904.11400 , physics.flu-dyn]. The mean plume spacing λ increase with increase in Re while they decrease with increase in Raw, in addition to being a function of Pr. We propose a common scaling law that captures this complex dependence of the mean plume spacing on Raw, Re and Pr, λ* = λ− λo = SZsh/D, where S = Re3/Raw is the shear parameter, Zsh is the viscous shear length, D is a function of Pr and λ0 the plume spacing in the absence of shear.

About the journal
JournalProceedings of the 25th National and 3rd International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2019)
PublisherBegell House
Open AccessNo